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Saxon Garden (Ogród Saski) in Summer

The historic Saxon Garden (Ogród Saski) was funded between 1666 and 1671. A palace with a garden designed by Tylman of Gameren was built then. At the beginning of the 18th century the park was opened to general public. At the beginning of the 19th century the park was partially remodelled to fit the landscape style.  Later, a pond was dug, and next to it a mound was created where a round shaped water tank designed by Henryk Marconi was erected as a replica of the Vesta Temple in Tivoli. In 1855 a fountain, also designed by Marconi, was built on the major axis of the park.

During World War II the park was almost completely destroyed. Today, this historic 40-acre garden is one of the few where 250-year-old trees grow alongside those whose age does not exceed 30 years.

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